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Bus Services Reinstated In The New Year

30 Dec 2015

Local bus company, Stagecoach, have listened to concerns raised by the public following recent changes in the area and have today announced revisions to be made to their services from Tuesday 5th January 2016. Timetables in Inverness, Dingwall and Wick will be subject to revision following passenger feedback.

Service 22 and 25B will reinstate a service between Evanton and Dingwall predominantly on a Saturday. This change will also offer Culbokie a new link to Dingwall on a Saturday. Recent cuts made to the service between Dingwall and Evanton due to low passenger use raised some concerns in the local community. The Highland Council will subsidise an additional journey on this route from Monday to Friday to alleviate some of the concerns the local communities had. 

Services 12 and 21 in Inverness will have minor revisions to accommodate an extra pick up on a school bus. 

Following a recent parent council meeting at Wick High School some changes will be made in the Wick area to reflect the needs of the school to pick the school children up safely. These changes will also restore the school bus to Staxigoe in both the morning and evening. 

Steve Walker, Managing Director, Stagecoach North Scotland said, "Due to comments received about our routes, the changes from 5th January should be welcome news to all local communities that these services operate in. The company is always keen to hear the views of local bus users and these changes show how we can work together with the Highland Council to improve frequency."

The new timetables are available to view online here